At the Movies

At the Movies

I hope you all had a chance to meet Liz Lange yesterday on BEHIND THE Q. If not, do pop on over – I promise you’ll have fun! And if you’ve already seen the video in the post, then you know her favorite fashion eras are the 60s and 70s – a time of both classic and updated glamour. Tuesday’s post on the opening of the new David Webb store harkens back to the style of this fashionable era as well.
Today’s film, in my attempt to tie it all in, continues in the tradition of 60s style that was featured in How to Steal a Million and Two for the Road, films I’ve previously covered.…

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BEHIND THE Q

BEHIND THE Q

Welcome to the second BEHIND THE Q, a monthly feature showcasing behind-the-scenes visits with select stylemakers. In entertaining venues, we explore, through both video and editorial content, their style quotients and insight into their creativity. I am thrilled to introduce this month’s subject.

Liz Lange is a name synonymous with style. In 1997, she single handedly changed the face of maternity fashion forever launching her eponymous line. Finally fashionable mothers-to-be everywhere had sophisticated sartorial choices. Everyone, from celebrities to stylish suburban mothers, counted on Liz Lange Maternity (then available at 3 flagship boutiques) to keep them looking chic those nine long months.…

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Wednesday Wine

Wednesday Wine

It’s no secret that I am a big Burgundy fan. And within that region, one of the biggest and most famous Grand Crus is Corton Charlemagne. Terry was lucky enough  to recently attend a tasting of wines from an esteemedth estate.
Corton is the largest area of Grands Crus in Burgundy. This terroir also called la montagne (the mountain) in the Aloxe-Corton area produces the best red wines of Côte de Beaune. Corton needs to age at least 10 years to develop the smooth, rich red fruits aroma.
At the top of the hill, Corton-Charlemagne is a great white Burgundy wine, one of the best in the region among Montrachet and Meursault.…

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Welcome Back David Webb

Welcome Back David Webb

Recently I had the privilege of attending an event at the spectacular new David Webb store on Madison Avenue. In the former U.S. Mortgage & Trust Building across from the Whitney Museum, the space has been exquisitely renovated by the stylish team of architect Peter Pennoyer and wife, interior designer Katie Ridder.
On the main floor is the stunning boutique where shoppers are enveloped in luxurious Edelman leather wall panels. Upstairs is the large workshop and elegant lounge for clients.

Anyone who loves vintage jewelry knows David Webb’s iconic name. Born in 1925 in Asheville, North Carolina, he left home at seventeen to apprentice with his uncle, a silversmith.…

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Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July!

Celebrating the fourth at the beach! Starting with dinner on the terrace
The barge in preparation on the sound.
And the highlight of the evening – fireworks over the water!

Happy Birthday USA!…

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At the Movies

At the Movies

Naturally I wanted to find a movie appropriate for the Fourth of July. It isn’t quite as easy as one might think. So I decided to pick a film with patriotic values, one that, however sentimental, represents  a sense of freedom and democratic ideals.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is a movie from that year of all years in American film making – 1939. Although nominated for 11 Academy Awards, its only award went to Lewis R. Foster for his original story of the naive and idealistic Jefferson Smith, appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate, and his discovery of the shortcomings of the political process. …

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Tabletop for the Fourth

Tabletop for the Fourth

I’m still not quite sure who is actually going to be around for dinner on the fourth. Our house has been a bit of a revolving door so far this summer. Even so, I like to think about what I might be doing with the table. I have a few images saved for inspiration. Carolyn Roehm is always a good reference.
As is Martha Stewart
And Joe Nye’s book Flair has may stylish ideas

So I started to play around with a few ideas. We have a new table on the terrace this year and none of my old round cloths fit so it will be just mats this time around.…

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Wednesday Wine

Wednesday Wine

This week is all about celebrating the 4th of July. So for our Wednesday Wine, Terry has found a way to commemorate our national holiday with a relatively new American winery and a spin on one of our traditional favorite foods for the 4th.
We are celebrating July 4th here today with a new American winery from Paso Robles California called Niner. Dick and Pam Niner, who split their time between Greenwich, CT and Paso Robles, have built a sensational winery with all the bells and whistles to go along with the fabulous wines in their stable.
Nine Wine Estates is the result of Richard Niner’s vision.…

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Fashion Fix for the 4th

Fashion Fix for the 4th

I think dressing on the 4th of July is always fun and relatively easy. White pants or a skirt are the perfect base for any combination of red and/or blue on top. I adore stripes and own many variations on the theme. There is a plethora of colorful tees and sailor striped tops that could complete any celebratory outfit. So let’s take a look at a few fun accessories that can complete the look!
I love Dannijo’s studded stingray cuff – it’s the perfect shot of color for a  great dress me up or down look.
You can never go wrong with denim.…

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Food for the 4th

Food for the 4th

Whenever and wherever you are celebrating the 4th of July (our fireworks are on the 2nd), it’s always fun to have a colorful and patriotic dessert. Over the years, I have made many variations of mini berry tarts. You can make them from scratch or combine store bought items, to achieve a fun, delicious and beautiful result. Here are a few ideas:
It doesn’t get any easier than making this flag of tartlets with premade shells filled with mascarpone cream topped with fresh berries.
No matter what finished look you want, you can choose from a wide selection of  frozen pastries at the market, fill them with either homemade custard or a bought pudding, assemble the fruit and voila!…

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